A Canada-wide settlement has been reached and approved on June 12, 2020 to resolve litigation against Boston Scientific Ltd. and Boston Scientific Corporation (“BSC”). If you were implanted with one or more BSC transvaginal mesh devices for treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and/or for treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) on or before February 28, 2020, you may be entitled to compensation.
The settlement provides for the payment of $21,500,000 (Canadian dollars) which will be used to pay approved claims, the administration of the settlement, Provincial Health Insurers’ health care expenses and Class Counsel legal fees.
The Court has approved a Compensation Protocol that determines which Class Members are eligible for compensation and in what amount. For more information about how compensation is determined, you should review the Long-Form Notice, Compensation Protocol, Settlement Agreement and related documents, or contact the Claims Administrator (see Contact Us tab) or Class Counsel (see FAQ #9).
Pursuant to the Compensation Protocol, there will be an Initial Claim Period, which will end on January 18, 2021 and a Supplemental Claim Period ending on January 18, 2023. The Initial Claim Period will compensate women who were implanted before April 1, 2016 for any injuries they have suffered to date. The Supplemental Claim Period will compensate women for injuries sustained (or worsened) after January 18, 2021, women who missed the Initial Claim Deadline, and women who were implanted between April 1, 2016 and February 28, 2020.
To be eligible to obtain compensation under the Settlement you must file a Claim Form and medical evidence with the Claims Administrator on or before the Initial Claims Deadline of January 18, 2021 or the Supplemental Claims Deadline of January 18, 2023. Click here to download the Claim Form. Once you have completed your Claim Form and gathered the relevant supporting documentation, you have the option to submit your claim package using the upload feature here.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section for more details on the Settlement.
|Initial Claim Deadline||
January 18, 2021
|Supplemental Claim Deadline||
January 18, 2023
Susan Vester et al
Boston Scientific Ltd. et al
Court File No.: CV-15-527310 CP